RE: External HD Instead of Cloud Storage [Was: RE: encrypt before saving to the sky (was "Google Drive or Dropbox for document...)]

Subject: RE: External HD Instead of Cloud Storage [Was: RE: encrypt before saving to the sky (was "Google Drive or Dropbox for document...)]
From: "Al Geist" <al -at- geistarts -dot- com>
To: "'Paul Hanson'" <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:50:47 -0400

I use multiple external drives at home to store my photography and technical
writing business material, and I have a couple of portable HDs for when I
travel. I use Dropbox to send large files to printers or tw customers, but
that is about the extent of my cloud used at this moment. I may expand in
the future, but it depends on the contract (between them now). However, I
also agree with Gene....you need to be careful carrying around external
drives. If you drop them, they may experience a catastrophic crash....and 3
TB is a lot of data to loose.

Al Geist-Geist Arts, LLC
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Subject: External HD Instead of Cloud Storage [Was: RE: encrypt before
saving to the sky (was "Google Drive or Dropbox for document...)]

All the talk about online storage has me curious - does anyone use a
portable external hard drive *instead* of online storage, like Dropbox? I
was just @ Best Buy and it seems like external hard drives are coming down
in price. There's a 3 TB external hard drive for $159. Does anyone use
multiple drives like that instead of Dropbox?


Paul Hanson
Senior Technical Writer
blog: http://prhmusic.blogspot.com
Twitter: @phrmusic - follow me!





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